[mythtv-users] Anyone else having problems ripping new movies?
ivor at ivor.org
Tue Mar 8 09:46:49 UTC 2005
Peter Valdemar Morch wrote:
> john roberts homepagez-at-lycos.com |Lists| wrote:
>> I'm surprised I haven't seen this posted yet - but from google-ing
>> around I found there is a new encryption method being used on some of
>> the latest movies. This seems to prevent libdvdcss (1.2.8) from
>> Just thought you might want to know why "MythDVD/Rip" doesn't work on
>> some of the latest movies.
> But, uhm, if libdvdcss fails, doesn't that affect playback as well as
> ripping? If not, how so?
> Do you have a link or two to the story? What did you search for?
Is this just the new Macrovision RipGuard protection you are talking
about? Link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/15/macrovision_ripguard/
This is not a "new encryption" system. They would not be able to change
encryption algorithms otherwise all existing players would stop working.
Basically this is the same as the CD protection they introduced where
they fill the DVD with artificial errors in an attempt to confuse PC
ripping software, although (hopefully) consumer players will be able to
ignore the faults.
Obviously introducing all these errors will reduce the life of the disc
since the existing error correction capabilities will be severely
reduced... and you'll have to buy replacement discs more often, and you
won't have been able to take a backup copy... and... hold on... it's as
if they want you to have to keep buying the same disc over and over. :-)
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